Mollie Katzen may be the person most responsible for bringing vegetarian cooking to the mainstream. Her 1977 classic “The Moosewood Cookbook” sold about 4 million copies, and her later book “The Enchanted Broccoli Forest” became a cookbook standard. Now, more than 35 years later, the Berkeley resident has released a book of vegetarian recipes for a new generation called “The Heart of the Plate.” She’s cut back on the rich cream and butter that helped convince meat eaters they could make do with a vegetarian entree, in favor of lighter dishes full of fresh vegetables. Katzen joins us to share her recipes and ideas from decades of vegetarian cooking and eating.
Mollie Katzen, author of "The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a new Generation" and "The Moosewood Cookbook"